Another double win in the British Superbike Cup together with a top ten outright finish in the British Superbike Championship was the perfect end to what has been an incredible season for Jentin Racing and rider James Ellison and has underlined their superiority in the class for non factory backed riders and teams.

The final round at Donington Park started with high drama when series commentator and journalist Larry Carter stepped in front of the Jentin Racing Yamaha YZF R1 as Ellison was leaving the pit lane to begin his first flying lap during the second qualifying session.

The resulting impact unseated Ellison, knocked Carter to the ground and sent the Jentin racing machine sliding down the pit lane, causing considerable damage. Carter, luckily, suffered only cuts and bruises. Team principal Jon Poole was stunned by the incident.

"I was in the garage as the Jentin bike left and suddenly heard some kind of collision and then a commotion in pit lane. I ran out and saw James bent over Larry and our bike on the deck. I went to the medical centre to check on Larry's condition and was told he would be OK. He came and saw us later that evening and he did look a bit battered and bruised. It was one of those freak accidents that, thankfully, happens very rarely."

After setting the ninth quickest time in the morning's first qualifying session and with high hopes of improvement in the second session the team took no further part after the accident and Ellison slipped to seventeenth on the grid as the second quickest Superbike Cup rider.

The first race saw Ellison make a great start and by the end of the first lap he had moved up to fourteenth place overall and was first in the Superbike Cup class. He then set about moving through the field and was as high as ninth enjoying a titanic battle with the Virgin Mobile Yamaha riders Gary Mason and Tommy Hill. He eventually finished eleventh outright and once again took the top step of the podium as the first Superbike Cup rider home.

The second race saw more of the same as Ellison moved straight into eighth place on lap two and by lap eleven had improved still further to sixth. A battle developed between Ellison's Jentin Racing Yamaha, James Haydon's Yamaha and the Hawk Kawasaki of Scott Smart which lasted through to the finish, Ellison eventually crossing the line in ninth outright position and winner once again of the Superbike Cup race bringing his total wins for the season to a remarkable fourteen. Ellison reflected on what had been a perfect season.

"We picked up another two Superbike Cup wins and I had a good battle with the Yamaha boy's particularly with Haydon in the second race. This season has been absolutely perfect for me, the best year in my career by far. The Jentin Racing team have been fantastic and I wish we could just keep on going."

Joint team owner and technical director Bernard Toleman said the Stroud based outfit certainly could not have hoped to achieve anymore with the resources available to them.

"We are a small but fully focussed team on a tight budget with a great bunch of sponsors and supporters," said Toleman "The whole season has been one emotional high after another. Our success in what has been the team's first season in the British Superbike Championship together with high finishes in World Superbike has certainly been more than we dared to hope for.

"We rightly put our faith in James at the start of the year and the team has been a springboard from which he has been able to establish himself as a world-class rider with a very bright future, all of us at Jentin Racing wish him well. The job for us now is to build on this season as we aim even higher for 2005."